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How to Make Your Dog Healthy and Happy

Fun is a guarantee if you happen to be an owner of any pet, especially a dog. Even so, everything is not as fun as you expect it to always be because some unforeseen things are still bound to take place. Now, when it comes to the health of your dog, the unforeseen situation could be more problematic than it used to. What becomes a great challenge when it comes to dogs is the fact that dogs are not equipped with the capability to tell people what is wrong with them. Changing behavior is the first sign that will tell you that something is wrong with your dog; besides that, you still do not know what particular part of their body hurts.

If you happen to be a dog owner, it is unwise that whenever your dog is acting strangely or sulking, you immediately bring them to the veterinarian. By reading this article, you will get some insights as regards the typical dog problems as well as the solutions that can help you combat them yourself.

The fur of your dog gets caught in burs
Burs are spiky seeds that are small in size that fall off trees. These things get too easily tangled with the fur of your dog. If your dog gets caught in sharp burs, then the experience could be excruciatingly painful. To successfully remove them, just tap some vegetable oil on the area that was tangled and then slowly let them loose with your dog’s fur. When all of the burs have already been removed from the fur, it is time that you get rid of all the excess oil with the use of some shampoo.

Keep your dog from chewing unnecessary things
Chewing is something all dogs love doing. Chewing comforts them in more ways than one. Nevertheless, constant chewing on the part of your dog can lead into serious consequences such as your furniture being ruined in the long run. For your dog to stop their habit of chewing into anything, what you can do is to coat a particular thing with something that just gives off a bad smell. You can do so by dabbing a little bit of Bengay on the furniture or object. The smell is more than enough to keep your dog away from chewing on them.

Dabbing in some white wine vinegar also works if Bengay does not work for your dog. With the use of a spray bottle, pour in your white wine vinegar making sure that they are in equal parts with water. If you are done, then now, you can spray them on the object or furniture that you want your dog to stay away from chewing.

Prevention of fleas
Fleas are tiny creatures that are capable of losing your dog’s coat shine and capable of causing some itching. Fleas are easily obtained from dogs. Your dog can pick them off even by mere interaction with other dogs or just taking them walking down the park. The best way to get rid of them is to make use of products that can prevent ticks and fleas in the long term.